So, I have been biking, like most people, since I was a little kid, so can't really say new. I am, however, new to the road bike, or, real road bike riding as I like to call it. I was introduced to the scene as a kid when we would ride as a family. My dad had a Montgomery Wards 700C road bike with downtube shifters and steel frame. This was mid-90's timeframe, and he used it to commute from the navy base and back. Ever since then, I always wanted a road bike. Step forward almost 20 years, and here I am trying to use a Wal-Mart fixed gear 700C, with upgrades to commute and exercise. After a 5 mile trip one day, I decided it was time for a real bike. I was gonna go new, but decided to check out Craigslist. There, I found my new baby. An abandoned 1998 Cannondale R200. If this sucker has more than 100 miles on it, I would be surprised. The previous/original owner bought it for exercise in 1999, and rode it around the neighborhood for a few months, stowed it due to the Florida summer weather, and never took it out again. Hubs had dried up grease, frame was covered in dust and dirt, but the tires still have the seam from the moulding process, and he put a set of Tioga clipless pedals on it. All mine for $100. After some maintenance, I took it out and am happy with my purchase. I feel that this is the bike that will get me up and moving, and get myself into the road bike scene. Oh, and just in case no one caught on, my name is Chris, and I am a new road junkie.